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Source: All Gov.
California had its chance, but now Montana has become the first state in the U.S. to require that police obtain a search warrant before using a person’s cellphone records to track their whereabouts.
The new law mandates that law enforcement have probable cause before asking a judge for a warrant that permits the examination of metadata collected by telecommunications companies.
Police can ignore the law if the cellphone is reported stolen or if they are responding to an emergency call from the user.
Lawmakers in California adopted a similar law last year, but Democratic Governor Jerry Brown vetoed it, saying it did not “strike the right balance” between the needs of citizens and law enforcement.
Other states have also considered the legislation. In Maine, a location information privacy bill now awaits approval from the governor. Texas legislators rejected the idea, in spite of recently passing a bill that made its state the first in the nation to require a warrant for email surveillance. Massachusetts lawmakers plan to conduct a hearing on a measure that would require search warrants for location records as well as content of cellphone communications.
Federal legislation—the Geolocational Privacy & Surveillance Act (pdf)—was recently introduced in Congress, but neither the House nor the Senate has taken it seriously so far.
To Learn More:
With Montana’s Lead, States May Demand Warrants for Cellphone Data (by Somini Sengupta, New York Times)
First in the Nation: Montana Requires a Warrant for Location Tracking (by Allie Bohm, American Civil Liberties Union)
House Bill No. 603 (Montana Legislature)
Texas First State to Require Warrants for Email Surveillance (by Noel Brinkerhoff and Danny Biederman, AllGov)
FBI Uses Portable Device to Track Cell Phone Users (by Matt Bewig, AllGov)
Appeals Court Rules Justice Dept. Must Reveal Details of Warrantless Tracking of Cell Phones (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
A lot of mental suffering is caused by unrealistic conclusions we jump to. Use logic and reason to look for the answers that bring relief.”
There was a group of women gathered at a seminar on how to live in a loving relationship with your husband.
The women were asked, ‘How many of you love your husbands?’
All the women raised their hands.
Then they were asked, ‘When was the last time you told your husband you loved him?’
Some women answered today, some yesterday, some didn’t remember.
The women were then told to take their cell phones and send the following text to their respective husband: I love you, sweetheart.
Then the women were told to exchange phones and read the responding text messages.
Here are some of the replies:
1. Eh, mother of my children, are you sick?
2. What now? Did you crash the car again?
3. I don’t understand what you mean?
4. What did you do now? I won’t forgive you this time!!!
6. Don’t beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need?
7. Am I dreaming? ???????
8. If you don’t tell me who this message is actually for, you will die today…!!!
9. I asked you not to drink anymore.!
Last one is ultimate
10. Who is this?? ..
Fully developed love
Your brain can release love-related chemicals in a split second after you spy someone you love. A 2010 study also showed that new love really is like a drug. It sparks the same euphoric feeling as cocaine — in the same part of the brain.
Your levels of serotonin, the “feel-good” hormone, go up
Your levels of serotonin go down
Your brain gives conflicting messages